Libya: Political Gridlock, Regional Politics and Sudan’s War

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group’s Libya expert Claudia Gazzini, to discuss the political standoff in Libya, the changing nature of foreign involvement in the country and potential links to fighting in Sudan.


Hold Your Fire! (Season 3)

Join Crisis Group Executive Vice President Richard Atwood as he dives deep into the conflicts that rage around the globe. He speaks with Crisis Group field analysts and special guests to get their unique, on-the-ground perspective. Episodes from past seasons of Hold Your Fire! can be found here: Season 1 and Season 2.

Podcast / Africa

Khartoum is Being Destroyed. What Does that Mean for Sudan?

This week on The Horn, Alan talks with writer and researcher Reem Abbas about her flight from Sudan, the destruction of Khartoum and what the future holds for the country.

Riyadh and the World: What to Make of Saudi Arabia’s Recent Diplomacy

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard talks with Abdulaziz Sager, Crisis Group’s Trustee and Founder and Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, about Riyadh’s foreign policy and diplomatic efforts seemingly aimed at mending ties in the region.

Increasingly At Odds: What’s Shaping the EU-China Relationship?

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson talk with Janka Oertel, director of the Asia Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, about the fast-evolving EU-China relationship and Beijing’s role in Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Podcast / Africa

Fighting in Khartoum, Talking in Jeddah

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard talks with Crisis Group’s Sudan expert Shewit Woldemichael and Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa Director Alan Boswell about the fighting in Sudan and whether Saudi-U.S. led mediation can bring relief to millions of Sudanese caught in the violence.

Podcast / Africa

The Rise of Sudan’s RSF and Their Leader “Hemedti”

This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Jerome Tubiana, a researcher, journalist and Crisis Group’s former senior Sudan analyst, to take a closer look at the origins of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces and what’s behind their rivalry with the Sudanese armed forces.

What to Expect from Ukraine’s Counter-Offensive

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Olga Oliker, Crisis Group’s Europe and Central Asia Program director, about the latest from the front lines in Ukraine, Kyiv’s long-awaited counteroffensive, what might change Moscow’s calculations and Western capitals’ stamina in supporting Ukraine.

Podcast / Africa

What Can Stop Sudan’s Devastating War

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Murithi Mutiga, Crisis Group’s Africa director, about the fighting in Sudan and whether mediation efforts to stop the country descending into all-out civil conflict might bear fruit.

Podcast / Africa

War and Anger Inside Sudan's Collapsed Capital

This week on The Horn, Alan speaks with Dr. Amgad Fareid Eltayeb, a former assistant chief of staff for Sudan's prime minister and a long-time political activist, about the clashes in Sudan, the origins of the power struggle between the Sudanese Army and the RSF, and prospects for ending the fighting.

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